Quick update here:

Currently the Greens, ADK and to a lesser extent NH are under the influence of an upper level low slowly spinning and exiting towards the northeast. Over the next 36 hours this upper trough will correspond to an unstable airmass with nw winds.  This will create snow showers across the higher terrain. Upslope dynamics will enhance snowfall along the spine and northern ADK.  Snowfall along the spine will be roughly 4-6 inches by Sunday night.

UPDATE: Looking at the time/height series downstream at BTV I think it’s appropriate to up totals in/around the Northern Green Spine.  There should be a period tonight between 7 and midnight of rather enhanced snowfall.  Low level lift spikes in the prime snow-growth region in this time frame.  I’d think now a few areas along NW facing slopes and some “spill over” locations will be in the 7-9 range.  Still not mega – base builder snow but every little bit helps.

Turning to next week the potential for a significant costal storm has grown with several consistent model solutions in a row.  Essentially, as I wrote a few days ago, western energy ejecting out through the GOM and onto  the NC coast will deepen and slide up the coast a bit.  As of now I don’t really see great steering dynamics to pull the storm north enough to really hammer the Greens, ADK and Northern NH.  At best right now my best guess would be a repeat of 12/26-27.  I’ll keep you posted.

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  1. Colin_extreme
    wrote on January 9th, 2011 at 5:14 pm  

    Dumping in Mansonville QC

  2. pow day
    wrote on January 9th, 2011 at 7:07 pm  

    its been absolutely dumping here at sugarbush. thinking this is going to end up in the 12-18 range.

  3. Joshg
    wrote on January 9th, 2011 at 8:10 pm  

    Been reading for awhile..good stuff. Figure the least I can do is contribute a spotter report.

    At 4pm drove south to Stowe from Berkshire, big stuff started dumping from Montgomery south. While in Stowe it was really stacking up.

    As of 7Pm driving north back home it was still hammering. Wind was blowing a lot so totals are a little hard but easily up to 8-12 in multiple locations from Stowe north on 100 up thru 118, big drifts at elevations south of Montgomery Ctr. Not as much in town and then the wind was howling out my way.

    If it keeps going as it is now at 8pm then “pow day” seems not far off.

  4. Todd
    wrote on January 10th, 2011 at 9:07 am  

    WOW – sugarbush reporting 15″ new – was absolutely dumping all afternoon there – glad to see! Sad to be back home though and in the office. Hey, random question – how come the doppler radar doesn’t seem to reveal upslope snow very well? Yesterdays radar barely showed any returns across the green spine, just a few splashes of green here and there.

  5. Peter
    wrote on January 10th, 2011 at 10:11 am  

    MRG is reporting 18″.

  6. Joshg
    wrote on January 10th, 2011 at 12:19 pm  

    @Peter, I believe it…big flakes and cold temps made it really stack up fast. I hope some of you are out in it rather than reading about it at lunch today.

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